Study Guide

The Book of Margery Kempe Characters

By Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe

We don't know much about Kempe's life before her conversion experience, but we do know that she...

John Kempe

By the time her story was written down, Margery Kempe wasn't all that into her hubby anymore (she...

Robert Spryngolde

The scribe who straightens out Kempe's first, corrupted version of Book One and works with her to...

Master Aleyn of Lynn

Apart from Robert Spryngolde, Master Aleyn is Margery Kempe's special ecclesiastical friend and...

Richard of Caister

Richard is the saintly Vicar of St. Stephen's Church in Norfolk. Kempe meets him immediately...

Julian of Norwich

Jesus commands Kempe to visit "Dame Julian," who is the author of Revelations of Divine Love and...

The "Good Friar" (aka The Preaching Friar or Dominican Friar)

You know that popular guy in school everyone loves because he's good at everything, says the...

Kempe's Son

Though she has fourteen children, Kempe's role as mother is not the focus of her narrative. We...

Kempe's Daughter-in-Law

It's a tale as old as time: mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law do not like each other. Well, the...